Pomegranate Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Pomegranate Glazed Sweet Potatoes make the A-list for their fabulous pomegranate molasses glaze, the ease of slicing and roasting, and the finishing touch of pomegranate seeds. A beautiful and absolutely divine tasting dish. I have never been shy about declaring my favorite dish on the Thanksgiving table: the candied sweet potatoes. No surprise this is…

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10 Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Apple pie on a rack with sugar and spoon

The season for pie is upon us, and there are so many great options beyond pumpkin! Here are my 10 Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes, including all you need to know to make a successful pie crust. Find videos for these on my Instagram and Facebook channels!

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Lebanese-Style Chili

Lebanese-style chili gets its fabulous flavor from 7 Spice blend (find it here) together with chili powder. Our favorite legume–chickpeas!–is front and center. Finish with a dollop of labneh and a shower of fresh mint. My family is probably not unusual with our fervent conversations in the category of who-makes-what-best. One such conversation about chili–methods,…

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Fall Soup Recipes

Vegetable Soup with Chickpeas and Kale, MaureenAbood.com

Here is a roundup of my favorite, warm, fragrant soups to make in the fall. Lebanese soups are full of flavor and nutrition, and they’re simple to make!

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(Much!) Easier Spanakopita

Easier spanakopita in a pan

Spanakopita is traditionally made by buttering layer after layer of phyllo. No more! Try my (much!) easier Spanakopita using my super simple hack. This is a recipe my Sitto learned at her Greek Orthodox Church and shared with me. The original includes the best of everything, and my original post went to the heart of…

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Lebanese Vermicelli Rice

Vermicelli rice in a pot with a wooden spoon and chicken shawarma

Lebanese Vermicelli Rice is a mainstay with any grilled meats or vegetables. The broken vermicelli pieces are browned in butter for an added layer of color and flavor. Buy the Vermicelli Pieces here. In culinary school, in the French tradition, there are a few bedrock recipes that a student begins with: Pâte à choux (think…

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How to shape fatayar so they won’t open up.

Fingers pinching fatayar

Fatayar, little savory hand pies, can be a challenge to hold their classic triangle shape without opening at the seams. Here’s how to shape fatayar so they won’t open up! The big challenge anyone who has ever baked fatayar knows is this: how to shape those little ditties so they have a lovely triangle shape.…

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